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Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike

9780224074513

The Sunday Times Number One bestselling biography of Eddy Merckx, the greatest cyclist of all time, by William Fotheringham, Britain's top cycling writer.

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What makes a man the greatest of all time?

Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pelé to football: quite simply, the best there has ever been. Merckx was a machine. It wasn't just the number of victories (445); it was his remorseless domination that created the legend. He didn't just beat his opponents, he crushed them.

But his triumphs only tell half a story that includes horrific injury, a doping controversy and tragedy. He was nicknamed 'The Cannibal' for his insatiable appetite for victory, but the moniker did scant justice to a man who was handsome, sensitive and surprisingly anxious. Britain's leading cycling writer, William Fotheringham, goes back to speak to those who were there at the time and those who knew Merckx best to find out what made Eddy Merckx so invincible.

AutorWilliam Fotheringham
ISBN978-0224074513
Páginas320
FormatoRústica
Fecha publicación28 Mar. 2013
EditorialYellow Jersey Press
LenguaInglés
Medidas19.8 x 12.8 cm

"Merckx - a natural champion who regularly rode himself and others into agony and glory - is a fine choice for a writer of Fotheringham's skill and cycling knowledge... A fascinating, often bleak portrait of remarkable athlete and an unnerving man." (Brian Schofield Sunday Times)

"A fine portrait of obsession" (Financial Times)

"Remarkable and impressive … everything you want to know about Merckx and more." (Richard Abraham Cycling Weekly)

"The Cantona or Muhammad Ali of cycling, this Belgian’s story is amazing – and it’s told by one of the greatest cycling reporters around... Top Notch" (Loaded)

"The full unvarnished of one man’s heaven, and hell, on wheels." (i, Independent)

William Fotheringham es un periodista especializado en ciclismo y rugby que escribe para el The Guardian y The Observer. Fue ciclista de competición, fundó las revistas Procycling y Cycle Sport y ha cubierto más de veinte Tours de Francia. Entre sus libros de éxito se encuentran Fallen Angel, Roule Britannia, y Put Me Back on My Bike, biografía que la revista Velo calificó como «la mejor biografía ciclista jamás escrita». Su única obra publicada hasta ahora en España era La pasión de Fausto Coppi. Reside en Herefordshire con su esposa y sus dos hijos.

AutorWilliam Fotheringham
ISBN978-0224074513
Páginas320
FormatoRústica
Fecha publicación28 Mar. 2013
EditorialYellow Jersey Press
LenguaInglés
Medidas19.8 x 12.8 cm

What makes a man the greatest of all time?

Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pelé to football: quite simply, the best there has ever been. Merckx was a machine. It wasn't just the number of victories (445); it was his remorseless domination that created the legend. He didn't just beat his opponents, he crushed them.

But his triumphs only tell half a story that includes horrific injury, a doping controversy and tragedy. He was nicknamed 'The Cannibal' for his insatiable appetite for victory, but the moniker did scant justice to a man who was handsome, sensitive and surprisingly anxious. Britain's leading cycling writer, William Fotheringham, goes back to speak to those who were there at the time and those who knew Merckx best to find out what made Eddy Merckx so invincible.

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Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike

Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike

The Sunday Times Number One bestselling biography of Eddy Merckx, the greatest cyclist of all time, by William Fotheringham, Britain's top cycling writer.

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"Merckx - a natural champion who regularly rode himself and others into agony and glory - is a fine choice for a writer of Fotheringham's skill and cycling knowledge... A fascinating, often bleak portrait of remarkable athlete and an unnerving man." (Brian Schofield Sunday Times)

"A fine portrait of obsession" (Financial Times)

"Remarkable and impressive … everything you want to know about Merckx and more." (Richard Abraham Cycling Weekly)

"The Cantona or Muhammad Ali of cycling, this Belgian’s story is amazing – and it’s told by one of the greatest cycling reporters around... Top Notch" (Loaded)

"The full unvarnished of one man’s heaven, and hell, on wheels." (i, Independent)

William Fotheringham es un periodista especializado en ciclismo y rugby que escribe para el The Guardian y The Observer. Fue ciclista de competición, fundó las revistas Procycling y Cycle Sport y ha cubierto más de veinte Tours de Francia. Entre sus libros de éxito se encuentran Fallen Angel, Roule Britannia, y Put Me Back on My Bike, biografía que la revista Velo calificó como «la mejor biografía ciclista jamás escrita». Su única obra publicada hasta ahora en España era La pasión de Fausto Coppi. Reside en Herefordshire con su esposa y sus dos hijos.

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